- Rosey Brown
deathdate=death date and age|2004|6|9|1932|10|20
Mansfield Township, New Jersey
New York Giants(1953-1965)
stat3label=Kick Return Yards
Pro Bowlselection (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, & 1965)
* NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
* NFL's 1950s All-Decade Team
* 1956 NFL champion
Roosevelt "Rosey" Brown, Jr. (
October 20, 1932- June 9, 2004) was an American football offensive linemanin the NFL for the New York Giantsfrom 1953 to 1965.
Brown was drafted by the Giants out of
Morgan State Universityin the 1953 NFL Draftafter being noticed by the Giants in the " Pittsburgh Courier", an African-American newspaperthat named him to their 1952 Black All-American team. On the offensive line, Brown pass blocked for quarterbacks Charlie Conerlyand Y.A. Tittleand run blocked for backs like Alex Websterand Frank Gifford. Despite his 6'3", 255-pound frame, Brown was very quick on his feet which was very unusual for his era. He is considered one of the greatest "sleeper picks" in NFL history as he was drafted in 27th round of the NFL Draft. [giants.com, [http://www.giants.com/history/HallofFamers.html Hall of Famers 1975-present] , accessed January 12, 2007]
Brown was named to the
Pro Bowla total of nine times and helped the Giants win the NFL Championship in 1956.
Following the 1965 season, Brown retired, suffering from chronic
phlebitis. He became the Giants' assistant offensive line coach in 1966 and was promoted to offensive line coach in 1969. He remained with the Giants organization in the scouting department for many years.
In 1999, he was ranked number 57 on "
The Sporting News"' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.
History of the New York Giants (1925-1978)
*"Pro Football Hall of Fame:" [http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=35 Member profile]
* [http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/100/57.html "The Sporting News": Football's 100 Greatest Players: Roosevelt Brown]
* [http://espn.go.com/classic/obit/s/2004/0610/1819263.html ESPN obituary]
* [http://www.footballcardgallery.com/player/Roosevelt+Brown Football cards]
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